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Understanding Energy - Essentials Stanford Summer Session
Energy is the number one contributor to climate change and has significant consequences for our society, political system, economy, and environment. Energy is a fundamental driver of human development and opportunity. Fundamentals of each energy resource -- including significance and potential, drivers and barriers, policy and regulation, and social, economic, and environmental impacts will be able to put this in the context of the broader energy system. Both depletable and renewable energy resources are covered, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, biomass and biofuel, hydroelectric, wind, solar thermal and photovoltaics (PV), geothermal, and ocean energy, with cross-cutting topics including electricity, storage, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), sustainability, green buildings, energy efficiency, transportation, and the developing world.
Class Number: 6328
Course Cost: $3699.00
Population: High School, Undergraduate, Graduate
Interest Area: Computer Science and Engineering
Course Format & Length: In-Person, 8 weeks
Dates: June 24, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Schedule: MW 11:30 am-1 pm
Cross Listings: CEE 207S
Events and Engagement
Hosted through the Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC), we offer a variety of educational workshops to complement your academic pursuits. Presenters varying from Stanford affiliates, community partners, and graduate tutors will cover a wide range of topics from academic skills to career exploration. Past workshops included college preparedness, software exploration, and building your professional network.
Explore the intellectual ecosystem of the Stanford campus. Tour museums like the Cantor Arts Center, visit unique campus spaces like the d.school, Frost Amphitheater, and O’Donohue Family Farm, and get to know the unique community of companies and innovators that gather at Stanford Research Park.
These small gatherings give you an opportunity to connect with Stanford faculty, fellows, and alumni to hear about their work or research, as well as the road that brought them there. Ask questions and continue your intellectual exploration—whether you're taking a course on the topic this summer or just curious.
How It Works
- Apply to attend our 8-week program.
- Receive and accept your admission.
- Register for courses when enrollment opens in April.
- Attend as a Residential or Commuter student.